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Museum of Croatian War of Independence

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Address: Fort Imperial | Mount Srđ, Dubrovnik, Croatia

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A Fascinating Insight

Having reached the top of Hill Srđ, overlooking Dubrovnik, I was keen to visit the Napoleonic Fort Imperial. The Fort itself was the symbol of defence of the Dubrovnik against the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
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co kerry ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Thought-provoking visit to this museum, very very sad to see the loss of so many young lives, a high price was paid for Independence, hopefully it will never happen again, God Bless the families of the brave young men who lost their lives.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Maybe you can visit the hill By rental car or cable car for the view, but the museum it self is not so good. Mostly photos and maps etc.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Having reached the top of Hill Srđ, overlooking Dubrovnik, I was keen to visit the Napoleonic Fort Imperial. The Fort itself was the symbol of defence of the Dubrovnik against the 1991-1992 war with Serbia. As a museum, it's a fairly staid presentation, but fascinating nevertheless. One is left with a strong sense of what the City and people went... More 

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Concord, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

The Musem is in Fort Imperial, that was heavily shelled and bombed by the Serbian Army in 1991. The fort is still standing, although it was built hundreds of years earlier to ward of arrows and small arms fire, not bombs and artillery fire. The musum is not fancy, but in pictures and words it tells the story of the... More 

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Dubrovnik, Croatia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

There are heaps of photos, accounts, videos and artefacts in this museum, but the war is still so close that you come out feeling you have been a friend's shoulder to cry on rather than having visited an informative and unbiased narrative. The ITN news footage is compelling. It's fascinating to experience archive footage in the actual fort where soldiers... More 

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Bracknell UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

You can visit the museum situated inside the Napoleonic Fort imperial by cable car or by road. The road journey is not for the feint hearted, a winding single track road up from the main road. The museum charts the war in the former Yugoslavia between 1991 - 95 and is an excellent way of learning about the troubled history... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Good spot to go for amazing views as well as an insight into the war effects on the city. The old ITN news footage is very poignant. The exhibits involve mostly reading and looking at photos and could be enhanced a lot but it was still worth the visit. The building (old fort) it's is housed in is fitting for... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Lots of writing to read through to get a better understanding of the war & some visual pieces/displays. Clearly momentus for Croatia in history terms and whilst well put together as a museum, there is lots to take in. However this means that as a positive you can take things at your own pace. Building in which the museum is... More 

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bristol
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Amazing insight as to how the Old City was defended, lots of information and pictures, very moving, we actually left in tears.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

I encourage you not to miss this museum while in Dubrovnik. The museum captures the heart of the proud people of Croatia. And a war only 20 years ago! After visiting the museum walk back to the overlook and view the "newer" rooftops indicating those which were bombed then repaired after the war.

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